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Router Choice

By traccount ·
My neighbor has a home network and we were debating which firewall is better the Linksys BEFSR41 or the NetGear RP614. Has anyone had expericence with either the Linksys BEFSR41 or the NetGear RP614? The Netgear has more features - SPI firewall and filtering. However, reviews indicate it looses connection often. Has anyone experienced this? Of the two which would you recommend.

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by amirali In reply to Router Choice

In my opinion, Linksys makes better products in general but an SPI firewall is nice to have. I have the Linksys BEFSX41 which has SPI firewall and a VPN endpoint which runs well.

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Try these

by Oz_Media In reply to Router Choice

Boasts such features as;
- Maintains constant speed even under load for smooth routing
- Soft start feature
- Electronic speed control
- Lowest vibration router in its class


Features include;
-Dust Extraction Port for a cleaner work environment and improved visibility
-Soft start
-Powerful 2 Peak HP/10.0 Amp motor for maximum performance

Sorry mate, it's just one of those days.

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Consumer Level DSL/Cable Routers

by CG IT In reply to Router Choice

Consumer level routers with built in 4 port 10/100 switches all basically do the same thing. They use Network Address Translation to share 1 public IP address for multiple LAN computers and route the traffic to hosts. How competing companies distinguish their products from one another is the bells and whistles they add on.
If you use Xbox, check their site for compatible routers. Not all makes/models/brands including wireless ones are compatible.

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Call their support lines first

by jdclyde In reply to Router Choice

Before I buy a product like this I like to know what kind of support you get with them.

I currently have both linksys and netgear products, but the support was so bad with linksys all future purchases will be the netgear.

Also Linksys has been know to have problems with some DSL providers.

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